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.com live. and so, there was all this kerfuffle yesterday about the exchange between dianne feinstein and senator ted cruz of texas. he challenged her with whether you could similarly limit the first amendment rights and the fourth amendment that protects from search and seizure and so on in the way he thinks she's trying to do to second amendment rights. this was all over the broadcast yesterday. i ask you this, chris, as much attention as that got and we're going to show the viewers point of that in a minute. what was the point? because as of right now, are there even arguably the votes for the thing in the senate, the full senate or the house? >> megyn, don't start raising the bar for-- or lowering the bar for pointlessness in washington d.c., we'd all be out of a job in no time. come on, no, i kid a little. >> megyn: can that be done? can one lower that bar? >> well, congress is trying. we try, this city tries all the time, but the truth is that the exchange is important in this pay, that it encapsulates pretty well, what these two points of view are that dianne feinstein did not
, democrat dianne feinstein on the constitution. >> the question i would pose to the senior senator from california is would she deem it consistent with the bill of rights for congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the second amendment in the context of the first or fourth amendment? >> senator veteran feinstein was not amused. >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i have been on this committee for 20 years. it study the constitution myself. i am reasonably well educated. and i thank you for the lecture. >> the fireworks were not shocking considering the emotion on both sides over gun control. this legislation is the most controversial of the four considered by the judiciary committee following the newtown connecticut school shooting which left 20 children and six adults dead. the measure would ban manufacturer, sale and use of 157 firearms. it would limit ammunition magazines to ten rounds. leading republican says it isn't fair to law-abiding citizens seeking protection. >> it's not much satisfaction to say that criminals will have access to whole ran
feinstein of california that started when senator cruz attempted to instruct senator feinstein of the finer points of the constitution. >> the second amendment in the bill of rights provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. the term "the right of the people" also found in the fourth amendment, the right of the people to be free from unreasonable search and seizure would she think the fourth amendment against searches and seizures could properly apply only to the following specified individuals and not to the individuals that congress has deemed outside the protection of the bill of rights. >> would senator yield for a question? >> i'm not a 6th grader. senator, i have been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in. i saw people shot. i have looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. you used the word "prohibit." it exempts 2,271 weapons. isn't that enough for the people in the united states? >> mr. chairman -- >> do they need a bazooka? >> senator feinstein later apologized for her response saying that s
. >> senator dianne feinstein who proposed the assault weapons ban and she has taken heat from republicans. today, when a tea party senator who just been elected a few months ago started in, she decided she had enough of that. >> it seems to me that a lot of this should begin as our foundational document. >> the drama begins with freshman senator of texas, telling california senator feinstein a weapons ban is unconstitutional. >> and the second amendment provides that the right of the people to keep and bare arms will not be infringed. >> senator, i've been on this committee for twenty years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in, i saw people shot. >> feinstein is referring to the fact that back in 1978, she was one of the first to find mayor and harvey milk after they were assassinated at san francisco city hall. >> you know, it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. just know i have been here for a long time. i studied the constitution myself and i am reasonably well educated and i thank you for the lecture. you use the word, prohibit, it exempts 2,
cruz of texas and dianne feinstein who's a grown-up. cruz challenged feinstein on the constitution and feinstein hit hard back. let's take a look. >> the question that i would pose to the senior senator from california is would she deem it consistent with the bill of rights for congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the second amendment in the context of the first or fourth amendment? namely would she consider it constitutional for congress to specify that the first amendment shall apply only to the following books? and she'll not apply to the books that congress has deemed outside the protection of the bill of rights. >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in. i saw people shot. i've looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. i've seen the bullets that implode. in sandy hook, youngsters were dismembered. it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. just know i've been here for a long time. i've passed on a number of bills. i st
dianne feinstein of california, who's the sponsor, of course, of the assault weapons ban. that's not the kind of thing we see from senators every day, is it? >> no, it really isn't what we see from them every day, but i have to say senator feinstein was a bit more gracious than maybe i would have been. it reminded me of the old lloyd benson moment where he said, senator, you are no jack kennedy. dianne feinstein is the last person who needs to be lectured about the rigors of the constitution and what limits may or may not be about the second amendment. >> if there's anyone who knows a lit bit about the horrors of gun violence, goldie, as you say, it's dianne feinstein. she became mayor of san francisco in '78 because a gunman assassinated the sitting mayor and murdered gay rights pioneer harvey milk. we saw senator feinstein sticking up for herself. take a listen to her back on that day when she confronted gun violence firsthand. >> both mayor musconi and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> goldie, i would only point out that the day those assassinations happen
freshman republican ted cruz and the bill's veteran sponsor, democrat dianne feinstein. >> the question that i would pose to the senior senator from california is would she deem it consistent with the bill of rights, for congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the second amendment in the context of the first or fourth. >> it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution, i appreciate it. just know, i've been here for a long time, i've passed on a number of bills, i've studied the constitution myself. i am reasonably well educated. and i thank you for the lecture. incidentally, this does not prohibit you use the word prohibit. it exempts 2,271 weapons. isn't that enough for the people in the united states? do they need a bazooka? do they need other high-powered weapons that military people use to kill in close combat? i don't think so. >> president obama tries to lay on the charm offensive now with the senate republicans today. that's a tough crowd. >> be surprised to hear that my conference opposes this left-wing manifesto masquerading as a respo
pop out leis and call it a day. >> stephanie: and senator feinstein is still scraping ted cruz off of her shoes. >> that was awesome. >> stephanie: thank you for the lecture i appreciate it. i'm going to play that all morning. >> yes, she says to him essentially i have been here longer than you have been alive. >> stephanie: we'll it is just awesome. and speaking of awesome chicks. jacki schechner in the current news. >> happy friday everybody. president obama is travelling to argon today, a department of research that specializes in advanced battery research. you may remember during his state of the union address, the president stated he is prepared to use executive action should congress fail to act on alternative energy. he is going to ask for $2 billion over ten years. the money would come from royalties from offshore drilling. rob portman has changed his stance on same-sex marriage because his son is gay. he said his son will came out to him back in 2011 and then he realized he wanted his son to have the same opportunities as everyone else. senator portman
. and senator dianne feinstein gets an assault weapons ban out of the senate judiciary committee yesterday. a big first step. >> first, this is the full court press. >> other headlines making news on this friday, another big problem for the carnival cruise line. just a month after one of their ships floated with no power in the gulf of mexico yesterday, the carnival dream suffered mechanical problems while docked in st. martin. toilets didn't work for a while. the only good thing was that they were in port. so people could actually leave the ship. guests are now -- they have cancelled the rest of the cruise. guests are being flown home and given a refund for three days of the cruise that they will miss plus half off their next cruise should they choose to book another one. >> gee, thanks >> bill: how about a show of hands. how many listening or how many watching would go on a carnival cruise? >> they ought to change the name >> bill: hello. i see one hand raised. they ought to change the name. i don't know. there is a death wish on it or something, man.
. >> the clerk, call the roll. >> ms. feinstein? >> no. >> mr. shumer. >> no by proxy. >> mr. whitehouse. >> no by proxy. >> ms. klobuchar. >> no. >> mr. coons. >> no by proxy. >> mr. blumenthal. >> no. >> ms. hiono. >> no. >> mr. hatch. >> aye by proxy. >> mr. graham. >> aye by proxy. >> mr. lee. >> aye by proxy. >> mr. cruz. >> aye. >> mr. flake. >> aye by proxy. >> mr. chairman. >> no. >> mr. chairman. >> it is eight yeas, 10 nays. >> senator schumer. senator schumer will be recorded no in person. senator cornyn, you have the floor. >> i call up amendment 13116 and ask for its consideration. >> no objection. it's before the committee. >> this amendment would allow persons who have obtained a protection order, which is actually a broader definition than just merely a protective order as ordinarily -- ordinarily thought of. this would allow people who've obtained a protection order as defined by the violence against women act to obtain and possess the personal self-defense weapons prohibited by this legislation. the national coalition against domestic violence estimates that 1.3 million
been used. the head of the senate intelligence committee dianne feinstein echoed that warning with a stark message to the president. and i will quote her. she said, i think the probabilities are very high, we are going in dark times and i think the white house needs to be prepared. both committees now have been fully briefed. all right. i want to bring our guests tonight and talk about what this means. seth jones joins us with general wesley clark. thanks very much for both of you. you know about this issue. general, let me start with you. this is something the president has set as a red line, i'll play what he said in a moment, but he has said if chemical weapons are used, that's a red line. what does the u.s. do if they have been? >> both secretary of state and the president have looked very closely at this issue of what assistance can be given to the syrian resistance, the rebels there. and the syrian rebels are getting increasingly well organized. they're right now just representatives, pretty soon the government will be formed. people will have positions so i think what y
feinstein's assault weapons ban will likely get through the democrat-led senate judiciary committee on a party line vote, but the legislation will have a tough time when it comes before the full senate next month. feinstein said she will need all the help she can get because she will be facing what she calls an 800-pound gorilla, the national rifle association. >>> also this morning, in san francisco, a group of silicon valley investors is announcing a new effort to curb gun violence through technology such as biometric firearm locks. more than 20 venture capitalists and others have formed a technology committee to reduce gun violence. they will be joined today by parents of victims of the newtown school shooting for a town hall event at the bill graham civic auditorium. >>> a policy to ease overcrowding in prison, the number of sex offenders who violated parole in california increased 15% since a policy 17 months ago, the number rose from 72 to 84. the realign am policy calls for violators to be county jails instead of prison. many serve little time due to overcrowding. >>> surfers
and this was not a random crime. >> senator dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban will likely get through the democrat-led senate judiciary committee on a party line vote, but the legislation will have a tough time when it comes before the full senate next month. feinstein said she will need all the help she can get because she will be facing what she calls an 800-pound gorilla, the national rifle association. >>> also this morning, in san francisco, a group of silicon valley investors is announcing a new effort to curb gun violence through technology such as biometric firearm locks. more than 20 venture capitalists and others have formed a technology committee to reduce gun violence. they will be joined today by parents of victims of the newtown school shooting for a town hall event at the bill graham civic auditorium. >>> a policy to ease overcrowding in prison, the number of sex offenders who violated parole in california increased 15% since a policy 17 months ago, the number rose from 72 to 84. the realign am policy calls for violators to be county jails instead
eight daysing a. >>> diane feinstein expressed anger when she learned the bill would not include her assault weapons ban. feinstein says her discovery of slain supervisor harvey milk fuels her desire for stricter gun control. >> this is very important to me. i'm snot going to lay down and play dead. i think the american people have said in every single public poll that they support this kind of legislation. >> the legislation would need at least 60 votes to pass. the majority leader says the assault measure has at best 40 vote. >>> another marine has died in nevada bringing the death toll to 8. six marines your injured and flown to nearby hospitals. the marines were firing a mortar. they were all from camp lejeune. the pentagon has put a moratorium on the firing of those mortars pending an investigation. >>> in iraq a series of bombings marked the tenth anniversary of the u.s.-led invasion. at least 65 people were killed in about 20 different attacks. most of them in and around baghdad. nearly 250 other people were wounded. this is iraq's deadliest day in 6 months and it was a stark
senator dianne feinstein who introduced the assault weapons ban. >> it seems to me that all of us should begin as our foundational document with the constitution. and the second amendment in the bill of rights provide for the right of the people to keep and bill arms shall not be infringed. >> one, i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in, i saw people shot. i've looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. i have seen the bullets that implode. in sandy hook youngsters youngsters were dismembered. it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. i've been here a long time. i studied the constitution myself. i am reasonably well educated, and i thank you for the lecture. incidentally, this does not prohibit--you use the word prohibit. it exempts 2,271 weapons. isn't that enough for the people in the united states? do they need a bazuka. >> michael: senator, you're no jack kipped. cruz is not winning any popularity contests. he has been on the losing side of every single vote take
on this committee 20 years. >> gun debate gets heated. what made dianne feinstein spar with a colleague today. >> in the delta what a new plan means for those who depend on this vital water way. >> i'm michael finney. blenders can be one of the best appliances to have but do you have to spend hundreds of dollars for the best one? >>> the head of the tsa defended his decision to allow small pocketknifes on airplanes responding to critics saying it's a bad idea. more now from washington, d.c.. >> a knife fight in congress. lawmakers grilled tsa administrator about his decision to allow small knifes, golf clubs and hockey sticks on planes. >> this is a big deal. and i'm trying to figure out how this could not be perceived something potentially dangerous to them, to the people on planes. >> we focus on objects then, we're always behind the 8 ball. >> saying hardened cockpit doors make it difficult to hijack a blaen a knife. he'd rather screeners focus on bigger threats since as ieds. >> small knifes are not going to result in failure of an aircraft. >> the decision has set off a fire storm with m
. >> dianne feinstein butts heads over a colleague with her ban for military style weapon autos why are customers getting bills for a year's worth of water? ahead we'll get to the bottom of it. >> stay with us. abc 7 >>> it's been a busy day for pope francis the new leader of the world's catholics. the pontiff celebrated with cardinal thdz morning. pope francis the first to be elected outside europe showed he would lead by example. >> he stopped in the main office, greeted everyone deciding to pay the bill for his room that he'd been occupying for the past weeks because it e.was concerned about giving a good example of what priests should do. >> some are expressing concerns. he says gay marriage is a destructive attack on god's plan. these positions led some people to keep their praise in check. >> wait and see attitude towards this pope. he has a reputation for being an ultraconservative so. it is not necessarily the remedy of what ales the catholic faith. >> he holds a news conference saturday and will mark a mass to mark the start of his reign. >> a start ban on assault weapons,
senator dianne feinstein over the second amendment. senator cruz on gun troll at the top of the 1:00 hour. the benghazi investigation is heating up as a leading republican senator says that the administration is keeping survivors of the attack from talking. we have the latest now. >> reporter: well, details about the september 11 benghazi terrorist attack continue to emerge as we learn that three diplomatic security agents in the state department contractor, who were among the injured, may be being asked not to talk, according to senator lindsay graham who tells fox news, the injured survivors have been told to, quote, keep quiet. ambassador john bolton says the way the administration has hammed the benghazi is abnormal and those who were on the ground during the attack have not been made available to congress. >> part of the administration's problem here is that many people think they engagedin a coverup, that they made up the story about the demonstration because they didn't want to reveal that terrorist groups were prevalent in and around benghazi. >> reporter: the ranking member of th
senators boxer and feinstein for their reaction and have not heard back. an expert said the country already has the best, but there's room for improvement when i see you next. >>> president obama heads back to capitol hill today to meet with senate republicans and house democrats. it's the president's third trip this week to meet with lawmakers. he's trying to get republicans and democrats to agree on a budget. yesterday senate democrats unveiled their budget proposal calling for increases in spending and taxes. the republican budget plan focuses on spending cuts. the president will release his proposal early next month. >>> time is now 6:16. in berkeley a high school student is recovering after being beaten and robbed within blocks of a school. it happened yesterday morning about 11:15. the victim goes to berkeley technology academy. his school and a nearby preschool were locked down for about 30 minutes while police searched around for the suspect. that boy was taken to a hospital, his injuries described as minor. so far no arrests have been made. >>> the legal battle over two can
talking gun control, texas freshman ted cruz gave california's dianne feinstein a bit of a lecture on the constitution. here is a sample. >> the question that i would pose to the senior senator from california is would she deem it consistent with the bill of rights for congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the second amendment, in the context of the first or fourth amendment? >> reporter: the point he's making the second amendment allows people to keep and bear arms and should not be infringed including by senator feinstein's bill, harris. >> harris: in that clip or video, senator feinstein was doing all the listening. she's a veteran of the senate and how did she respond. >> reporter: she replied saying she's not a 6th grader and if a well-educated and on the committee for 20 years. and thanked ted cruz for the lecture and made this point. >> it exempts, 2,271 weapons. isn't that stuff for the people in the united states? do they need a bazooka? do they need other high-powered weapons that million people use to kill in close combat? i don't
on the heated exchange sparked between california senator feinstein and texas senator cruz as a result of the assault weapons ban bill. feinstein is now speaking out. >> i felt patronized he was arrogant about it. when you have come from where i have come from and what you is seen and when you found a dead body and you put your finger in bullet holes, you realize the impact of weapons. >> feinstein made the comments after the exchange with cruz yesterday. here is what they said. >> it seems to me all us should begin as our foundational document with the constitution. the second amendment in the bill of rights provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed >> i am not a 6th grader, i have been on the committee for 20 years and a mayor for nine years, i walk flood and saw people shot. i have looked at bodies that have been shot with the weapons. i have seen the bullets. >> she was referring to the assassination of mayor george mascone and the supervisor harvey milk. >> new this morning, the man on the short list to the be running mate in 2012 president
. >>> when the senate considers gun control measures next month senator dianne feinstein's ban on assault weapons will not be part of the weapon. harry reid notified her the ban will be offered as an amendment. this comes days after feinstein's emotional exchange before a senate committee hearing. feinstein coauthored the 1994 assault weapons ban that expired after a decade. interest in renewing it rose. >>> an exercise takes a tragic turn. seven marines dead and seven more injured after a mortar explosion. >> it happened at the hawthorn army depot about two hours south of reno. officials say the mortar exploded inside the mortar two killing seven marines and injuring seven others. the marines have issued an indefinite moreatorium. >> it is a tragedy and the president was believed and made aware of it immediately. we are monitoring the situation. >> reporter: it is used for military training as well as storage and disposal of ammunition. >>> as we mentioned today marks the ten year anniversary of the u.s. led invasion in iraq. march 19, 2003 the first bomb. 53% of americans say the war wa
too many ordinary u.s. citizens in the spotlight. i contacted senators boxer and feinstein for their reaction and have not heard back. an expert said the country already has the best, but there's room for improvement when i see you next. >>> president obama heads back to capitol hill today to meet with senate republicans and house democrats. it's the president's third trip this week to meet with lawmakers. he's trying to get republicans and democrats to agree on a budget. yesterday senate democrats unveiled their budget proposal calling for increases in spending and taxes. the republican budget plan focuses on spending cuts. the president will release his proposal early next month. >>> time is now 6:16. in berkeley a high school student is recovering after being beaten and robbed within blocks of a school. it happened yesterday morning about 11:15. the victim goes to berkeley technology academy. his school and a nearby preschool were locked down for about 30 minutes while police searched around for the suspect. that boy was taken to a
feinstein went head-to-head with some of her colleagues there. she got over the last hurdle before the senate now have to vote but the feeling is the senate will not vote for an assault weapons ban. let's see a little clip of dianne feinstein in action today. >> it seems to me that all of us could begin as our foundational document with the constitution. >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i have been on this committee for 20 years. it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it. just know i've been here for a long time. i come from a different place than you do. i respect your view. i ask you to respect my view. >> mia, you have 14 children, including 10 adopted kids. sandy hook many felt would be a tipping point in the gun violence debate in america but already, you can see it hitting stumbling blocks up in washington. most senators preferring not to engage in some spat with the nra and playing safe. what do you make of what is going on at the moment? >> i think they're really cowardly because they know in their hearts there's no need -- we're talking about
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a war of words on capitol hill pitting veteran democratic senator dianne feinstein of california against ted cruz of texas. here's how it went down. >> what she thinks that the fourth amendment's protection against searches and she is sures could apply to only the specified individuals and not to the individuals that congress has deemed outside the protection. >> it's fine you want to lecture me on the constitution. i appreciate it just know i've been here for a long time. i passed on a number of bills. i study the constitution myself. i am reasonably well educated and i thank you for the lecture. >> democrats did push the feinstein sponsored bill through the committee. it's now before the full senate where it is not expected to survive. >>> another senator is shaking things up on capitol hill. this time it's republican senator rob portman of ohio. after voting for the defense of marriage act in 1996, portman now says he supports same-sex marriage because one of his sons is gay. portman says his turnaround gang two years ago when his son, will, told his parents that he is gay. >>> pope f
on the bill, its chances and what made dianne feinstein so angry. >> she was hot today. the bill cleared the senate committee, which has a democratic majority. republicans control the full senate, and senator feinstein admits she is facing an uphill battle there. but what got her blood boiling is when texas senator ted cruz, a tea party republican, began what she called a lecture on the constitution. >> one, i'm not a sixth grader. senator, i've been on this committee for twenty years. i was a mayor for nine years, i walked in, i saw people shot. i've looked at bodies that have been shot by these weapons. >> nearly 25 years ago, when feinstein was a san francisco supervisor, she was witness to a double murder just a few steps from her office at city hall. >> both mayor moscone and supervisor harvey milk have been shot and killed. >> reporter: she says the horror of that day has never left her. >> i can not get out of my mind trying to find a pulse in someone and putting fingers in a bullet hole. i can not get out of my mind walking into a crime and seeing the brain matter all over the ca
passed the assault weapons ban. the vote strictly along party lines, 10-8. senator dianne feinstein was given a history lesson on the cons fusion by freshman senator ahead of this passage and she promptly shot back. >> it seems to me that all of us should begin as our foundational document with the constitution. and the second amendment in the bill of the rights for the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. >> i'm not a sixth grader. i thank you for the lecture. incidentally, this does not prohibit you use the word prohibit. it exempts 2,271 weapons. isn't that enough? >> the assault weapons ban moves to a vote in the full senate. that's likely to come up next month. >>> all right. so it is the beginning of a new era for the catholic church today. the newly elected pope francis taking part in a private prayer service it morning at the santa maria basilica in rome. his first official event was a huge contrast to the events we witnessed yesterday. certainly the crowds outside the sistine chapel going wild when the chimney spewed white smoke signaling the el
back, killing him. >>> well, senator dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban will probably be approved today. it's expected to go through on a party line vote but it will have a tough time when it comes to the senate vote. feinstein says she needs all of the help she can get because she will be facing what she calls an 800-pound gorilla, the nra. >>> silicon valley investors is announcing ways to curb gun violence. capitalists and other investors have formed the technology committee. they will be joined by parents of victims of the newtown school shooting. it will be at the bill graham civic auditorium. >>> a policy to ease overcrowding in state prisons may be responsible for a rising number of sex offenders violating their parole. the san francisco examiner reports the number of sex offenders who have violated parole in california increased 15% since a realignment policy took effect 17 years ago. in san francisco the number of sex offenders violating parole rose from 72 to 84. the realignment policy calls for parole violaters to be sent to county jails instead of prison. many serve li
and that's why he will not bring it to the floor. but california senator dianne feinstein who authored the bill says she has been promised a vote and plans to introduce the assault weapons portion of the bill as an amendment. >> this is very important to me. i do not want to lay down and play dead. the american people has said it had every public pulled up the support this legislation is aimed to protect children, schools, shopping malls. to dry up the supplies of these over time. >> reporter: while the assault weapons portion of the package is in limbo, it. is. likely the senate will vote on three other measures. a ban on hi capacity ammunition clips, legislation calling for universal background checks, and stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. now it is those three measure, that make gun control advocates hopeful, though they remain disappointed about the assault weapons part of the bill. more on that coming up tonight on kron 4 news at 6. >> catherine: more bay area news -- an accident closed all lanes on a connector ramp from i-80 to 101 in san francisco. this is video from our he
feinstein's assault weapons ban will probably be approved today. it's expected to go through on a party line vote but it will have a tough time when it comes to the senate vote. feinstein says she needs all of the help she can get because she will be facing what she calls an 800-pound gorilla, the nra. >>> silicon valley investors is announcing ways to curb gun violence. capitalists and other investors have formed the technology committee. they will be joined by parents of victims of the newtown school shooting. it will be at the bill graham civic auditorium. >>> a policy to ease overcrowding in state prisons may be responsible for a rising number of sex offenders violating their parole. the san francisco examiner reports the number of sex offenders who have violated parole in california increased 15% since a realignment policy took effect 17 years ago. in san francisco the number of sex offenders violating parole rose from 72 to 84. the realignment policy calls for parole violaters to be sent to county jails instead of prison. many serve little time
feinstein, approved by the full committee on a party-line vote, ten democrats and eight republicans, and they advanced the ball to the full senate floor for a vote. the measure is certain to face intense scrutiny from republicans to say they consider the bill to be an ineffective response to a genuine problem. the vote coming after the judiciary committee advanced another gun-control bill earlier this week that would require universal background checks. well, white house press secretary jay carney today confirmed that president obama has taken up in control during his so-called charm offensive while on capitol hill. however, offering this confusing and somewhat nonsensical description of just where president obama stance on the second amendment. >> he is having conversations with and has had conversations with lawmakers in both parties about all the aspects of his proposals, including his support for the assault weapons ban and he has encouraged lawmakers to support it and understands that these are tough issues. but he makes the point in every conversation that he has about this th
ted cruz and california democrat diane feinstein. >> seems to me all of us should begin as foundational document with the constitution. and the second amendment bill of rights provides that the right of the people to keep and bare arms shall not be infringsd. >> i'm not a sixth grader. senator i have been on this committee for 20 years. i was a mayor for nine years. i walked in. i saw people shot. i have looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. i have seen the bullets that implode. in sandy hook weapons i have been, i'm not a lawyer. ç >>reporter: feinstein referring there to the assassination of mayor moscone and supervisor milk in san francisco city hall. president obama first proposed new assault weapon ban after december deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. >> from sacramento tonight story of unintended consequences. it seems the effort to save california money by forcing state employee to take furlough days worked. it saved the state a lot of money. but it cost us apparently almost as much in other ways. annette expla
proposed by senator dianne feinstein. i was incensed when i heard this. hearing harry reid say, well, i can't get enough votes so we'll put it on the back burner. this is about prohibiting the kind of weapons that murdered the poor children at sandy hook. that's what he put on the back burner. what was your reaction? our >> lo >> wayne issu here's w >> we you're letting the% sc the suits h f >> ted a good music back why you be a man and do it. >> wayne, if you are still thank god you but you have bee dianne pieces. >> what happened to the idea of [ anouncer ] ihop is in time square to compare new griddle-melts to your usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop's new griddle melts... made fresh and hot! hand crafted just for you. it's like a sexy sandwich. [ anouncer ] compare new griddle melts yourself. just $4.99. it's an epic breakfast sandwich. bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfolio. and with s
not. so when he suggests to dianne feinstein. >> or lectures. >> or lectures she is violating the second amendment that this impinges on second amendment right that is false. this isn't opinion. this is fact. read the damn case law. he keeps doing it and it's driving me crazy because he is supposedly a learned man. >> i think has leads to the next point. we are talking about politics. senator cruz has not just on these issues but on a variety of issues has decided he is going to stake out some turf that is right in the sweet spot of the most conservative, most populist, most red meat tea party elements of his party and decided to do it on a variety of things. he has done it on chuck hagel and done it throughout and with a tone of disrespect that is upsetting a lot of republicans and upsetting a lot of democrats every time he rares his head since he has been in the senate. he hasn't been there very long. he takes this tone and adopted this position to advance some kind of a gender that is trying to get him in a particular place with the republican party. >> i don't mind people
24 hours? chr chris cillizza is back with us. die an feinstein saying that. it does not have the in divide government. >> the political reality here, not part of the main guns package with an acknowledgement if it was part of it, any kind of bigger package wouldn't pass. feinstein did say that it will get a vote as an amendment to the main bill. it will get a vote on the floor. we've expected this for a long time. i would say many gun control supporters have expected this. there just are not the votes in the senate for something like this. because lots of conservative democrats or democrats in conservative leaning states wouldn't vote for an assault weapons ban at this time. >> it hasn't really been a story since it expired in '04. probably won't come up for a while. thank you for joining us. that does it for this edition of "andrea mitchell reports." i'm luke russert. andrea is back tomorrow from jerusalem traveling with president obama and secretary ari. richard is in for tamron hall today. rid of, my friend, tate away. >> luke russert, always good to sigh. seven marines ki
bill next month won't include senator dianne feinstein's assault weapons ban. handing a political victory in round one to the nra. according to reid it was a numbers game. >> right now her amendment using the most optimistic numbers has less than 40 votes. that's not 60. i'm not going to try to put somebody on the floor that won't succeed. i want something that will succeed. >> i saw that coming. feinstein who has championed the cause for decades of fighting assault weapons plans to keep fighting for her ban. >> very powerful. i've known that all my wife. it doesn't take a weapon away from anyone. i mean, my goodness, the nra says there are 2 million of these or 3 million of them, whatever it is, in the country already. how many assault weapons do you need in the united states of america? >> well, the new york covered that this morning. look at that, wow. the headline "shame on u.s., assault weapons bill is dead." that is tough. surrounded by the photos of the children there killed in newtown, connecticut. not a bad memory to keep in mind. first, just three months after newtown an
spreading his stunning decision to drop the assault weapons ban proposed by senator dianne feinstein. i was incensed when i heard this. hearing harry reid say, well, i can't get enough votes so we'll put it on the back burner. this is about prohibiting the kind of weapons that murdered the poor children at sandy hook. that's what he put on the back burner. what was your reaction? >> well, i have so many p things to say we don't have time to cover them all. harry reid and these democrats, this is not something unusual. democrats have a history of backing away, backing down. they are the ones that accepted the new math that the majority meant 60 instead of 51. this attitude of, well, we are not going to get -- this is wih our side -- we have weinies on our side. republicans have the courage of convictions. no matter how crazy the idea is. transvaginal probes. they will not step back. >> look at the nra. >> they go for it. >> same way. >> wayne la pierre has driven the campaign since aurora and sandy hook. here's the thing about la pierre. h he's flip-flopped on key issues. here's what he
feinstein admits she knows it will be tough to get it through the senate. it was a major part of the president obama's gun proep -- >>> it all started yesterday when 64-year-old kurt myers opened fire at a barbershop in the town of mohawk and an automaker nearby in herkimer killing four people. he was holed up in a building when police say he shot and killed the police dog. that's when officers returned fire killing myers. >>> growing backlash against the tsa's decision to allow certain knives on planes. an hour from now, congressman ed markey and representatives from five flight attendant unions will hold a news conference pushing back on the policy. john pistole is holding firm saying the tsa needs to focus on higher threat items, like bombs. >> the challenge becomes if we focus on something that will not cause a catastrophic to the aircraft and miss something that could, we haven't done our job to the millions of people, 12 1/2 million people who travel every week. >> pistole goes before a house committee this afternoon to defend the policy. >>> breast cancer patients treat
. this is nature valley. nature at its most delicious. >>> to politics now where senator dianne feinstein is frustrated over the assault weapons ban. now, the ban won't be part of a democratic gun bill that will come to the floor next month. instead, it will be an amendment, which is a sure sign of low support and it will probably be defeated. feinstein told politico to ask harry reid why the decision was made. >>> tomorrow colorado's governor is expected to sign tough new gun legislation, including expanded background checks and limits on ammunition clips. meantime, on the immigration front, republican senator rand paul is endorsing a path to citizenship. in a speech this morning he said, quote, if you wish to live and work in america, then we will find a place for you. >>> the producers of the mini series "the bible" are pushing back after countless comparisons are being made between the actor who plays satan in that mini series and president obama. producer mark brunette calls it utter nonsense and says the actor who plays satan played similar characters years before the president was
to survive because of opposition from republicans. the sponsor, senator dianne feinstein, says that she these all the help that she can get because she will be facing >> ever wonder where the items banned at the t s eight end up? every month an average of four under and 25 lbs. of old stuff " he ends up nt as as hands as some of the nation's largest airports. the t s eight boxes everything up and ships it to states that want to make a bucket by selling it. some items are sold at a government surplus store. almost are sold on the go vdeals.occom website. individual states, not a t s a, said the prices for these items. the t s a says that you do have options if you have something that is banned. you can either check it, mill it or leave it. >> a fire in a gas pipeline in the louisiana has been burning since tuesday. cruise are letting it burn out and it will probably last until sometime today. the fire began when a tugboat hit the gas line. there is an oily sheen on the water but the coast guard says that there does not seem to be a significantly. four people on the barge were injured. >>
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